TL;DR: I’m excited about 2020 – I have a great job and am loving my new city! I got a book contract! I’m starting coaching training! I’m taking a hiatus from regular blogging, but I’ll be posting the occasional worksheet here and sharing my project progress on Twitter. Happy new year, Agile Faculty. I hope … Continue reading Agile Evolution
So I sent my Professor Burnout proposal to the publisher I thought most likely to appreciate the potential of the book. After about six weeks of waiting to hear back, I found out they had decided to pass. There was no Reviewer 2 with harsh criticism, just a rationale for rejection that made sense in … Continue reading Dealing with Proposal Rejection
So far in this series we’ve done some extensive prep work to put together a strong book proposal. We’ve covered proposals as persuasive tools, confirming the project is actually book-length, finding the right publisher to target, and understanding the different sections of a proposal. Now it’s time to write. Everyone has their own writing process, … Continue reading Actually Writing the Proposal
While different publishers will ask for different things in different forms, there are certainly common elements that will show up in most proposal. The proposal I’m working on is for a faculty development book, rather than a traditional dissertation-turned-monograph or a textbook, but the presses I reference below show examples of various manuscript types.s your … Continue reading Book Proposal Elements
Once you’ve got a solid idea for a manuscript and decided that the topic really does deserve book-length treatment, you’ll want to investigate presses that might be interested in your book idea. You’ll notice this step comes before writing the official book proposal and for good reason: it’s easier to persuade an editor that you … Continue reading Finding the Right Publisher
In this series, I’m talking you through the thought process I’m using to write a faculty development book proposal on burnout. I had the idea, but before I could write a proposal, I had to step back, to decide if the idea was actually a book – and if the calmer, less externally driven new … Continue reading Is It Really a Book?